This spring the MFA will host the first major museum exhibition to focus on the profound importance of Henri Matisse’s personal collection of objects on his creative process. The exhibition will showcase Matisse’s paintings, sculptures and works on paper alongside decorative and sculptural objects from his personal collection, including textiles, sculptures and masks from the non-Western traditions that Matisse greatly admired, as well as photographs both of works in progress and of Matisse’s various studios that vividly recreate the artist’s working spaces. This workshop will inspire teachers who are teaching about French history and culture–or facilitating students’ exploration of the artistic process.

(Link to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Arts Connections Strand Standards 6–10; HSS: World History II; Foreign Languages Culture Strand)


Presented with support from The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources.